The St. Ignatius Christmas Family Store
The St. Ignatius Christmas Family Store is just around the corner! The store will be open December 16 at St. Dominic’s. Each participating family is a client of either St. Dominic's Social Services or Rose Court Affordable Housing. The parents are accompanied by SI students who provide them with new, unwrapped toys and a meal box. Families also receive a gift certificate for a turkey and pantry staples. These families are then driven home by SI Father Club members.
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SI Christmas Drive
To prepare for the Holiday Season generally and Christmas store specifically, SI collaborates with St. Dominic’s Parish and Rose Court Senior Housing to organize and coordinate one of the largest food and toy outreach programs in the city—a 30-year tradition of holiday sharing with families in need.
SI Students, via personal donations and the annual Christmas Dance, raised a total of $17,000 last year. SI students will fundraise again this year, and the money will go directly to purchasing a variety of gifts that the students will select and organize in the store.
Through their fourth period classes, SI students will also create 225 Food Boxes, each containing a menu of healthy, reliable food items for our family guests. Each food box is valued at about $75.